Hal Kemp

James Hal Kemp (March 27, 1904 – December 21, 1940) was a jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. He was born in Marion, Alabama, and died in Madera, California, following an auto accident. His major recordings were "Got A Date With An Angel", "Heart Of Stone", "Lamplight", "The Music Goes 'Round And Around", "You're The Top", "Bolero", "Gloomy Sunday", "Lullaby Of Broadway", and many others.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 27, 1904 (Marion), Died December 21, 1940 (Madera)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, leader, clarinet, saxophone, vocalist, arranger, composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 176-200 of 252 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E27382 10-in. 4/20/1928 I don’t care Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal effects; without vocal (take G) leader, arranger  
Brunswick E27632 10-in. 6/1/1928 Get out and get under the moon Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take G) leader, vocalist  
Brunswick E27633 10-in. 6/1/1928 Oh, baby! Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E28320 10-in. 9/28/1928 Washington and Lee swing Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet; without vocal (take G) leader, arranger, vocalist  
Brunswick E28321 10-in. 9/28/1928 High up on a hill-top Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet; without vocal (take G) vocalist  
Brunswick E28322 10-in. 9/28/1928 Evening star Hal's Dixie Collegians Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E28323 10-in. 9/28/1928 [Unknown title(s)] Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E28690 10-in. 11/22/1928 My troubles are over Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E28691 10-in. 11/22/1928 Gypsy Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E28858 10-in. 11/30/1928 One step to heaven Hal's Dixie Collegians Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E28859 10-in. 11/30/1928 Driftwood Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E28860 10-in. 11/30/1928 She’ s funny that way Hal's Dixie Collegians Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E28861 10-in. 11/30/1928 [Unknown title(s)] Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Brunswick E29139 10-in. 1/21/1929 My lucky star Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo: without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29140 10-in. 1/21/1929 You wouldn’t fool me, would you? Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader, arranger  
Brunswick E29478 10-in. Mar. 1929 The things that were made for love Skinnay Ennis ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29479 10-in. Mar. 1929 That’s what I call heaven Saxie Dowell ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29572 10-in. Apr. 1929 Walking with Susie Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29573 10-in. Apr. 1929 That’s you, baby! Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29833 10-in. May 1929 To be in love (Espesh’lly with you) Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E29834 10-in. May 1929 When my dreams come true Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30074 10-in. 6/18/1929 In the hush of the night Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E30075 10-in. 6/18/1929 Where are you dream girl? Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31230 10-in. 10/14/1929 H’lo baby Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
Brunswick E31232 10-in. 10/14/1929 I gotta have you Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) leader  
(Results 176-200 of 252 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kemp, Hal," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

Kemp, Hal. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379.

"Kemp, Hal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103379

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